I heard this song on the radio the other day, three times, and I smiled each time I heard it.
Although I don’t know exactly where I am going, the journey to get “there” has been great so far. I am healthy, employed, happy, and loved. I have a dream, I have a goal, and I have an amazing group of people around me that want to help me get there – this seriously has gotta be the good good life. It isn’t perfect in any way, shape, or form, but it’s my life and I’m going to enjoy it – what other choice do I have?
…And what better holiday to understand and acknowledge my life then Thanksgiving?
We stuck to tradition this year and went apple picking, to Downey’s farm, and ended the day with a huge turkey dinner. Honestly, I really enjoyed this Thanksgiving more than anything and I think it is because I am starting to understand that traditions such as these will not be around forever. Odds are that after my sister gets married, her and her husband are going to start family traditions of their own – same goes for myself and my brother. Not to say that we all won’t be apart of each other’s lives or traditions, but our traditions will never be the same. This scares the crap out of me. I’m not quite ready for that, I’m not quite ready for everyone to start their own families and move out. I don’t know when I’ll ever be ready for that and I certainly don’t know if I’ll ever really be okay with the loss of some of our family traditions. I love my family a lot and perhaps we’re too close. Perhaps this little family bubble we’ve created isn’t the best thing in the world. Perhaps the upcoming changes are going to take a huge toll on me.
I guess all I can do is be thankful for the family that I have,
be thankful for the way we are with one another,
and prepare myself for changes that are literally just around the corner.–
Love Always Vanessa Xo